The Tulip Table with a Twist!

by Chris Gardner


There's a whole heap of Tulip tables copies out there, but this one adds...well, a twist.

"The organic contour of the Twist Stem dining table finished in an alluring yet practical black high gloss and is large enough to seat 6-8 people. The graceful curve of the table’s support is more than just a decorative feature. Beginning with a broad footprint and rising to a fine stem, it provides a firm, stable base with plenty of legroom. So, for a dining table with a twist, try this imaginative and beautifully designed piece of furniture."  

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Super Bowl Party Time!

by DIY Maven

By nature, I'm a baseball fan. But this year, with the addition of Brett Favre to the Viking's roster...well, I must admit, I've taken notice of the goings on on the gridiron. And what's happened to my fellow Minnesotan Packer-fan friends has been is quite entertaining. So, I'm hoping for a Super Bowl appearance for the 'old man' and the Vikes--if for nothing else to see the veins pop in Cheeseheads' temples everywhere.

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48 Tips to Control Clutter Stylishly

by DIY Maven

created at: 2010/01/21

When it comes to clutter, are you an innie or an outie? I'm more of an innie, but in some circumstances I'm an outie. Confused? Let me explain. According to ShopSmart;), an innie is someone who likes to store stuff in closed containers for a 'clean and tidy look. The outie, on the other hand, worries that they'll forget something they don't see, so they like to organize things in plain sight. Still confused?

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VIDEO: Style, function and efficiency in new products at IBS

by Marvin Windows

Marvin Windows and Doors brought home improvement expert and Today Show contributor Lou Manfredini to the International Builders Show in Las Vegas this week to roam the show floor and find the most interesting and most innovative new products on display. In today's first video report, Lou shows us:

  • DuPont's new roof liner, a replacement for tar paper
  • Corian countertops, available in several new styles
  • Leviton's new...

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Fish Tank Sans Fish

by DIY Maven

Converting Aquarium into Terrarium

If I had a dollar for every fish tank I've seen in someone's garbage, in a dumpster, at a rummage sale or at the thrift store, I'd be rich. Well, I'd have a fifty bucks in my pocket to be sure. I imagine whoever owned them grew tired of fish maintenance or perhaps the tanks sprang a leak.

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The Most Valuable Thrift Store Shopping Tip

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2010/01/20

Photo: ApartmentTherapy

This ApartmentTherapy photo is featuring wallpaper. To me, it screams "buy both of them" in reference to the chairs. I've said it before, here on Curbly, and I'll say it again, ALWAYS buy a pair if they're available.

One of my upholstery students arrived last week with a beautiful maple, mid century modern Conant Ball chair she just purchased at Goodwill. An unusual and exceptional find at Goodwill! 

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